Police back on top after Machakos leg
BY SAMSON ATEKA / Kenya Police have taken a nine point lead going into the final round of the Sportpesa National Boxing League.
True to their word, Police qualified all their boxers in the ten final contests in Machakos over the weekend to avenge the humiliating defeat they had suffered at the hands of Kenya Defence Forces in Thika.
Police coached by 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games gold medalist George “Foreman” Onyango fought their hearts out scoring 20 points against the soldier’s 11.
“We were really determined to prove a point after our Thika debacle where some of our boxers missed out due to injury. However, we anticipate a very tough occasion in the last leg.I believe it will be difficult to stop us,” said Onyango.
In one of the highlights of the finals, Beijing Olympian Aziz Ali suffered defeat to Tobias Okeyo of Police. The judges scores it 2-1 in favour of Okeyo.
Aziz had hoped to meet Elly Ajowi in a grudge match but the latter moved up to the light heavyweight category. Ajowi, a Kenya team boxer defeated Hezron Maganga of KDF.
Tobias Okeyo (L) of Kenya Police trades blows with Bernard Okulo of Kentrack in the heavy weight category at the 4th Leg of the Sportpesa National Boxing League at Mulu Mutisya Grounds Machakos./